The tragic consequences of Michigan’s new auto no-fault law continue to mount. Republican leaders in the state Legislature promised to fix known problems with the law after it was passed. But they haven’t. More than 18,000 catastrophically injured Michiganders are losing necessary medical care as a result. On Sunday, Kelley Miller, a ventilator-dependent quadriplegic, lost..
The City of Detroit switched to a new parking app the last week of December. The old ParkDetroit app only allowed drivers to pay for metered parking spaces. The new app allows users to pay for parking in both the city’s spaces and some private parking garages and lots. It also lets drivers search parking..
The North American Car and Truck of the Year Awards have announced their 2022 winners. The Honda Civic has been named car of the year at the 2022 North American Car and Truck of the Year awards. It marks the fourth time in the last five years that a foreign automaker has received the honor...
General Motors has taken the covers off an all-electric version of its Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The debut took place Wednesday at the annual Consumer Electronics Show is Las Vegas, Nevada. The manufacturer says it plans to have work and performance versions of the battery-powered Silverado in consumers' hands in 2023. General Motors CEO Mary Barra..
After many decades of having a “Dingell” represent Dearborn, the city will have a new congressional representative. Michigan’s independent commission has officially re-written its political maps, which will soon cause a shift in political representation. “The vote we have is the fundamental foundation of our democracy and people are trying to undermine people’s confidence in that. You..
Each year, the number of stories highlighting the changing climate has increased. In much of the world, there’s reason for that. This year, climate change took a particular toll in Southeast Michigan, where residents experienced one of the worst flooding seasons in its history. “It’s a different reality, it’s a new world in a changing climate. And really what..
This week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced that Michigan drivers can expect a refund of $400 per insured vehicle from the Michigan Catastrophic Claims Association (MCCA) in 2022. MLive reporter Lauren Gibbons says regardless of refunds and reforms, Michigan’s auto insurance rates remain much higher than other states. “There’s a lot of experts and critics out..
When the 2019 auto insurance reform law passed the state Legislature, there was a lot of hope that the new rates would put less financial pressure on drivers. But wide geographical gaps in what people pay for auto insurance still persist. “Should auto insurers be health insurers, is kind of a big question? In most states, auto..
More than 140,000 of the UAW’s nearly 1 million active and retired members voted in a court-ordered referendum. The vote is one requirement of a settlement between the union and the government after a corruption scandal led to more than a dozen convictions for union leaders and auto company executives. Neil Barofsky, the monitor appointed..
After passing the House, it’s now up to Senate Democrats to determine the fate of President Joe Biden’s signature social spending legislation. The Build Back Better package would make some of the boldest investments in what Democrats are calling “human infrastructure,” including universal pre-K, expanded child care, health care, climate change mitigation and much more...